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SSAWW Announcements: Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group (RSVP: 2.3.14)

The next Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group meetings will be held on Saturday March 1, 2014 at the University of Texas San Antonio, hosted by Joycelyn Moody.

The common reading will be Jane Edna Hunter’s autobiography A Nickel and a Prayer (1940), edited by Rhondda Robinson Thomas, and recently reprinted as part of the West Virginia UP Regenerations Series (available here: http://wvupressonline.com/hunter_a_nickel_and_a_prayer_9781933202648). Andreá Williams, who is author of Dividing Lines: Class Anxiety and Postbellum Black Fiction (U Michigan, 2013), will be a special guest participant in the discussion.

To RSVP, email Joycelyn Moody at joycelyn.moody@utsa.edu by February 3, 2014. Be sure to indicate whether you will stay for dinner.
Information regarding location, schedule, travel and hotel is coming soon on our website: http://txssaww.wordpress.com/
We’re now on Facebook! Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/610099049036426/ or search Facebook for “Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group.”

Dr. Desiree Henderson, University of Texas Arlington

Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group Meeting (3.1.2014)

The Spring 2014 Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group meetings will be Saturday March 1, 2014 at University of Texas San Antonio, hosted by Joycelyn Moody. The common reading will be Jane Edna Hunter’s autobiography A Nickel and a Prayer (1940), edited by Rhondda Robinson Thomas, and recently reprinted as part of the West Virginia UP Regenerations Series (available here: http://wvupressonline.com/hunter_a_nickel_and_a_prayer_9781933202648). Andreá Williams will be a special guest participant in the discussion.

More information regarding location, schedule, travel and hotel will be available in early 2014 on our website: http://txssaww.wordpress.com/

We’re now on Facebook! Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/610099049036426/ or search Facebook for “Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group.”

Dr. Desiree Henderson

University of Texas Arlington

Texas Regional SSAWW Group Meeting 10.12.13 (RSVP by 9.25.13)

The next meeting of the Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group will be Saturday October 12, 2013 at Weatherford College (outside DFW), hosted by Sarah Lock. The common reading will be Laura Curtis Bullard’s Christine, or Women’s Trials and Triumphs (1856), which fictionalizes the experiences of an early woman’s rights leader. We’ll be reading the 2011 U Nebraska edition, edited by Denise M. Kohn, and Dr. Kohn will be our special guest participant.

Please RSVP to Sarah Lock at slock@wc.edu by September 25, and indicate whether you plan to stay for dinner.

Information about the reading, location, directions, schedule, housing, and meals is available at: http://txssaww.wordpress.com/ (more…)

Mid-Atlantic Region American Women Writers Study Group Meeting (RSVP by 9.16.13)

Mid-Atlantic Region American Women Writers Study Group

Fall Meeting

Sept. 21, 2013

Washington, D.C.

Victoria Woodhull

Our Fall 2013  meeting will focus on the writings of Victoria Woodhull. Cari Carpenter of West Virginia University, editor of Selected Writings of Victoria Woodhull: Suffrage, Free Love, and Eugenics,will lead the afternoon discussion.   In addition, we’ve arranged a morning tour of the Sewall-Belmont House, the headquarters of the National Woman’s Party.  Preliminary information is below; we’ll add more details and confirm times as the meeting date approaches.  In the meantime, please email Cathy Saunders with logistical questions, or Cari Carpenter with questions about the readings.

https://ssawwma.pbworks.com/w/page/67715710/Fall%202013%20–%20Victoria%20Woodhull

SSAWW Midatlantic Study Group Meeting 9/21

The next meeting of the Midatlantic Study Group will take place on Sat. 21 Sept. in downtown Washington, D.C. Our afternoon (1:30-4:30) discussion will focus on the writings of Victoria Woodhull, and will be led by Cari Carpenter of West Virginia University, editor of Selected Writings of Victoria Woodhull: Suffrage, Free Love, and Eugenics (U Nebraska, 2010). We will also have a morning (10:00) tour of the Sewall-Belmont House, the headquarters of the National Woman’s Party.  Details, some of which are still being worked out, are available at https://ssawwma.pbworks.com/w/page/67715710/Fall%202013%20–%20Victoria%20Woodhull ; we need RSVPS/reservations for the tour, which costs $8.00, by Mon. 9 Sept. (see link on web page), and RSVPs for the discussion, which is free, by Mon. 16 Sept. (please send these to Cathy Saunders at csaunde1@gmu.edu ).

Study group meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the subject; please distribute this notice freely to potentially-interested individuals and e-lists.

Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group

The next two meetings of the Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group are as follows:

FALL 2013: Saturday October 12, 2013 at Weatherford College (outside DFW), hosted by Sarah Lock. The common reading will be Laura Curtis Bullard’s Christine, or Women’s Trials and Triumphs (1856), which fictionalizes the experiences of an early woman’s rights leader. We’ll be reading the 2011 U Nebraska edition, edited by Denise M. Kohn: http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Christine,674626.aspx

SPRING 2014: Saturday March 1, 2014 at University of Texas San Antonio, hosted by Joycelyn Moody. Details TBA.

ABOUT THE STUDY GROUP: Our meetings typically start at noon with a lunch provided by the host campus. We then discuss the common reading for a few hours, with coffee break, and conclude around 5pm. Dinner is held at a local restaurant, with each individual responsible for the cost of his/her meal. Our participants are faculty members, graduate students, and independent scholars. Discussions are wide ranging, lively, and stimulating.

Please help us spread the word by forwarding this to your colleagues, grad students, or anyone you think would like to join the conversation. We welcome new participants!

For more information: http://txssaww.wordpress.com/

Dr. Desiree Henderson
Dept. of English
University of Texas Arlington

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